Are you a recent graduate with at least a 2:1 or higher in Broadcast / Journalism, English, Media, Marketing or Public Relations with a desire to fast-track your career?
The Relations Group media and client teams are so busy right now we are drowning in broadcast campaigns; we are looking to recruit a few enthusiastic and creative interns to join our team!
Our paid internships adopt a hands-on approach allowing you to dip your toes in a variety of tasks - the responsibilities range from liaising with the media, generating ideas and researching news story and stats, tracking coverage and media relations. You must have first class communication skills and a passion for broadcast.
The candidate should embody the following attributes:
Personality: You will need to stand out from the crowd and put your personality in everything you do whether it is talking to media contacts like radio presenters, TV producers or news editors, or holding brainstorms with other colleagues.
A Natural Communicator: You will be spending a lot of time talking to seasoned journalists and members of the media so the ability to be articulate and eloquent is very important.
Phone Friendly: This is no place for anyone with a fear of the phones, it is a busy environment and may require patching in on conference calls, networking and building rapport to influence broadcast journalists and radio presenters.
Enthusiasm: Since your role is to build relationships and communicate new ideas you will need to be enthusiastic - especially about your own ideas. We want someone who has a fresh perspective and is creative and eager to learn and develop new skills.
Tenacious: In the early days you may spend lots of time contacting the media to sell in news and feature stories and booking coverage and not all ideas and content will generate interest, therefore you need to be adaptable and tenacious - maintaining focus and drive.
Creativity: You will need to identify what makes a story interesting for different radio presenters, TV newsrooms or websites. Identify the hook and make it relevant to their audience and your ideas will turn into stories that will be broadcast to millions of people throughout the UK - week in week out!
Calm Under-Pressure: This is a role where you need to influence people every day! You will have targets and deadlines so if you are easily stressed then please don't apply.
Research: You will need to create original content and may need to do desk research, or track down new media contacts - so an ability to research quickly is essential.
Writing: There will be opportunities to write content for the company websites, blog, and media property platforms. You must have a keen eye for detail and a fresh outlook.
As a growing agency, we like to nurture exceptional talent. Some of our best staff became full-time employees after an initial internship. As an intern, you can expect to spend time in both our media department and our client teams. You will be contacting radio presenters and producers offering them spokespeople for radio interviews, write engaging blogs for our sites and social media, need to research celebrity spokespeople, brainstorm ideas based on the current news agenda as well as spend some time trialling the role of a media liaison executive.
It will be a steep learning curve in the world of broadcast PR with a genuine opportunity to impress to be offered a full-time position. Enthusiasm and determination are more important than qualifications. If you have the right qualities then get in contact.
A bit about us
We are a leading broadcast PR and content generation agency and one of the UK's fastest growing PR agencies. Through our sister company IMN we provide content for radio, TV and online media outlets.
The Location: We are based in Elstree, Zone 6 London *(20 minutes from King's Cross). Elstree & Borehamwood is known as the British Hollywood and is home to the BBC and Elstree studios. We're located in between both these studios.
Salary: Paid Internship (Unpaid internships are illegal, please report any company offering unpaid internships to the HMRC)
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Thursday with a 5pm finish on Friday's
For further details on The Relations Group, Radio Relations, Independent Media News and what we do visit our website to see the type of content we produce.
We are hosting interviews over Zoom in the first instance due to social distancing guidelines. If you wish to jump the queue then please send a C.V and creative and original cover letter.
If you don't send a cover letter or just cut and paste a generic cover letter don't be surprised if your application is deleted without being read.
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